posted on Nov, 27 2010 @ 07:15 PM
The 1,000ft of fishing line is how you get it back.
You learn a lot about physics whenever you attempt this.
The second flight that I did, which was right after the one where you can see my car & the top of my head got away from me and most likely did make it
near space. I faulted a weak tensile strength line for that.
The next attempt, and next camera, I tripled the strength of the line, but also had to double the amount of lifting power, and the line caught more
horizontal wind the higher it lifted so there was more drifting. Once it drifts way out, you cannot pull it straight back to you, for when you do, it
drops VERTICALLY, not horizontally back in your direction.
I've seen them on youtube where they've strapped them to rockets, rc helicopters & airplanes, arrows, mopeds, cars, balloons...